Subject: where to store periodically updated data
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2005 14:52:44

does pkgsrc have a default directory tree to store dynamic data?

hier(7) on NetBSD mentions /var/games, which I knew, and on NetBSD 1.6.2
even /var/pkg ("working files for third party packages"), which i didn't.
The latter is only used by misc/rpm on my system, /var/pkg/lib/rpm/
contains the RPM database.
hier(7) on NetBSD >= 2.0 and DragonFlyBSD 1.3.7 does not know /var/pkg.

The SpamAssassin developers plan on distributing rules dynamically, in
contrast to the static rules in LOCALBASE/share/spamassassin they have
For Linux the updated rules will probably be located unter
/var/lib/spamassassin, on Solaris/HP-UX it might be

Do the other *BSD systems have a tree for this kind of data?